SINCE IT IS OFTEN HELPFUL to remain in contact with Christians who share your disciplinary and scholarly interests, the following list of ecumenical professional societies is provided for those who might like to pursue those connections. There has been an explosion in the number of these professional societies over the past decade or so, and they can provide needed support and encouragement as you seek to learn and teach from a Christian worldview in the Academy. The organizations listed here are a sampling of those available to Christian professionals from a variety of faith traditions. Membership information is available from the contact persons and addresses cited below. In addition to these ecumenical associations, specific traditions may also maintain their own organizations, the Roman Catholic tradition having the most comprehensive set.
Affiliation of Christian Biologists: Dr. Gerald Hess, President, Messiah College, College Avenue, Grantham, PA 17027
Affiliation of Christian Geologists: Paul Ribbe, President, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Virginia Tech, 4044 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
American Association of Christian Counselors: Dawn Emeigh, P.O. Box 739, Forest Grove, VA 24551
American Political Science Association, Section on Religion and Politics: Professor Clarke Cochran, Chair, Dept. of Political Science, Texas Tech University, P.O. Box 4290, Lubbock, TX 79409
American Scientific Affiliation: Dr. Donald William Monro, Jr., Executive Director, PO Box 668, Ipswich, MA 01938
American Society of Missiology: George Hunsberger, Secretary/ Treasurer, Western Theological Seminary, 101 E. 13th, Holland, MI 49423–3622
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Publication information: Book title: Teaching as an Act of Faith: Theory and Practice in Church-Related Higher Education. Contributors: Arlin C. Migliazzo - Editor. Publisher: Fordham University Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2002. Page number: 357.
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